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ABC Courts Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor For 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot

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Jan 27, 2011 | 11:05am EST

Rachael TaylorOkay, Charlies Angels reboot, groan, blah blah blah. I get it, and I sympathize. We need another version of an old TV show like Paris Hilton needs another chapstick full of cocaine in the security line at the airport, but like it or not, Charlie's Angels is on its way and it may have the three ladies it needs to continue.

The good news is, at least for the menfolk in the audience, that two mega-babes are inches away from locking the roles in the upcoming hour-long action drama for ABC. Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly and Transformers bombshell Rachael Taylor are at the top of the list for the roles of Marisa and Abby and would join Annie Ilonzeh who's already been cast as Kate.

The Marisa role doesn't exactly fit for Kelly, but producers are changing the role to suit her, because as long as Derek Jeter doesn't mind sharing her, the people behind Charlie's Angels are sure she'll seal the deal to make the show a hit. Prior to any Kelly-centric changes, the role is described as a former U.S. Marine...say what now? Let me tell you something about the Marines, none of them look like Minka Kelly. NONE. Then again, Angels was never really known for its realism. She's also supposed to be a weapons and hand-to-hand combat expert and a complete neat freak. Yeah, try putting that on a Match.com profile. But once again, if you're Minka Kelly, you don't have to.

Taylor's role as Abby would have her as the youngest Angel and privileged daughter of a Wall Street swindler (look, we're so timely and relevant!). She'll have learned the con game from dear old daddy and as the cherry on top, she'll be an expert in the ways of Krav Maga.

I'm not saying it's going to be the best show out there, but they're combining nostalgia and hot girls which is probably the greatest television super weapon out there right now. But wait, does this mean the Farah Fawcett feathered hairstyle is coming back? I'm going to need a new hairdryer.

Source: Deadline

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